degree in Mechanical Engineering and Science
completed a combined degree program in Mechanical Engineering
and Physics because I felt that Engineering was a better
job prospect but that Physics would be fun and exciting.
I found engineering taught me discipline, to think rigidly,
efficiently and commercially (at least it tried to) and
physics taught me to think, question and ponder.
turns out that I am working as a design engineer for a company
which produces an implantable heart pump. Obviously I've been
employed for my Engineering skills but that's not to say that
my time studying physics was wasted. Far from it, not only was
the study enjoyable, but it has given me a deeper understanding
and a greater curiosity of the many engineering problems which
I face, which can often lead to better and more innovative design
solutions. The two disciplines are naturally closely related and
have served to help me understand the other in a different perspective.
enjoyable to study.
Engineering: Not the most exciting degree out there but it's a
Combined: Best of both worlds (for me anyway).